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Oct 14, 2012 9:30am EDT
, the federal government could get over $1 trillion in revenues without raising taxes. we would have more affordable fuel food, and electricity. to me, leadership is about setting priorities and getting people to work together to achieve those goals. >> you have heard your critics saying you have not been specific enough. tim kane says he has s a plan that would lay out real measures including increasing revenue through tax increases. you have pointed to the plan passed by the house including medicare cuts. do you support those c cuts as part of your alternative? >> might alternative wou start with the house plan but that would be modified. that is one of my objections to t obamacare. taking $750 billion out of medicare. that would only cause more job losses. the solution iseinvigoratg our economy. there may be loopholes that are closed. the federal government gets revenues off of federal lands and waters. in virginia, we are ready willing,nd able to provide america with energy. the house plan has some merit but not in all parts. we should not be cutting medicare. it is already havin
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
tonight to stay away from government buildings and several major hotels. they said the pakistan government received a threat warning of terrorist attacks aimed at certain government buildings and hotels downtown. anti-war activists are protesting the american drone strikes this morning. conflicting accounts of problems at a foxconn factory. they deny that there were strikes. the factory admitted there were isolated disputes. there was no work stoppage. they are outraged as what they called the management overly strict demands. >> stink bugs are back. with temperatures dropping, they're heading in your homes. if you have not found them yet look out. it could be a matter of time. we have more on the fall infestation. >> they are creepy, crawly, and not to mention -- stinky. >> it's the worst thing i've ever seen in my life. >> he has tried everything to get these pesky bugs from running over his home. >>stomp them, and they hit you. sweep them, they come back. sometimes he has to change his clothes in the raw edge -- garage. >> it's so bad. >> it's not as virginia. this guy in pit
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 11:35pm EDT
, rising from the ashes of a government bailout, has included some severe self-reflection, including a top secret automotive torture chamber. for the first time, gm is giving us a peek at how they smash or bash a new model long before any critic can. and abc's elisabeth leamy is the one to take us behind the scenes. >> reporter: it's like hazing for cars. engineering as an extreme sport. these are the tests the leaner, meaner general motors is putting its vehicles through. tests the public has never seen before. we had unprecedented access to the gm proving ground, one of the most secretive sites in the automotive world. our tour guide on the wild ride is james bell, gm's new head of consumer affairs an audacious choice because he spent years slamming automotive companies as a journalist, once callinged cadillac cim m arron a real letdown. >> reporter: gm is the car company that produced infamous chevy vegas, x cars in '80s and saturns and plain ugly pontiac aztecs in the 2000s, that's why the post bailout strategy is to improve reliability and its reputation. with more and more extrem
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
>> inside wasngton is brought to you by the american federation of government employees. for more information and memberership visit afge.org. >> the next time y you hear them sa don't worry about it, we'll get a few other people to pay their fair share, watch out middle-class, the tax man is coming to. >> the vice-presidential debate. >> folks, use common sense. who would you trurust on this? a man who would raise your bill for $600 a year or manand the president? >> did joe biden stop the romney wave? >>>> you will win? >> yes. >> also, the washington battle over been gauzybenghazi. anand affirmative action returns to the supreme court. >> i hope e the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity shshould not be considered when applying to the university of texaxas. >> an instant cnn poll gave paul ryan the edge in the vice- presidential debate. an instant cbs pulled it to joe bibiden. new york times says it was a dedebate with clarity and fervor. following the exchange on medicare and sial security. >> medicare icand social zuccotti did so much for my own family. we will not
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
iedologists could come together. was the opportunity sted? >> look, the federal government's financial house is not in order. it's in total disorder. no business that you cover would ever accept $16 trillion in outstanding debt with the almost guarantee -- or in fact the fact that we will have to borrow another trillion or two where you have the congress, the republicans and democrats deadlocked on how to solve the problem. the question is, can you prevent what you foresee? in other words, we foresee anyone knowledgeable about this realizes we are on the edge of not just a fiscal cliff, but a calamity. >> you went through the whole long debt ceiling debate, which was really upsetting even from business, from being down here on wall street during that time. the markets were in a standstill. the business community was in a standstill and i feel we are going through that again right now with the fiscal cliff. >> the whole idea here was to force congress to r reach agreement through the super committee, which was set up last year. john boehner, the speaker, harry reid, the democr
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
create 7 million jobs. now, we think that government taking 28% of a family and businesses income is enough. president obama thinks that the government ought to be able to take as much as 44.8% of a small business's income. look. if you taxed every person in successful small business making over $250,000 at 100%, it only run the government for 98 days. if everybody who paid income taxes last year, including successful small businesses, doubled their taxes, we'll still have a $300 billion deficit. you see? there aren't enough rich people to tax to pay for all their spending. and so, the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. that's why we're saying, we need fundment am tax reform. let's look at it this way. 8 out of 10 businesses, they file their taxes as individuals, not as corporations. where i come from, overseas, which is lake superior, the canadians, they drop their tax rates to 15%. the average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25% and t
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
-- >> this is today's america's moneyed report. >> the government wants its money back. it is suing well fargo for defrauding government-backed mortgage insurance program of hundreds of millions of dollars. wells fargo denies the accusations. wal-mart is stepping up the pressure. shareholders -- employees are staging protests at their annual meeting today. 22% of vehicles built for 2012 were white and silver was second with black right behind. the neiman marcus christmas catalog is out. his and hers watches are the top offer for just over $1 million. hey, what are you drinkin'? pumpkin coffee for theorning. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. hey, what are you drinking? i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste l
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
. average cost of gas -- 18 cents for a gallon. we have with as the vice- president of the government and municipal affairs. you will tel us how fans can get here safely and on time. >> absolutely. we have waited almost eight decades. we will level out today. fans -- give yourself an extra hour to get here today. expect the metro to be full. come early. the gates open at 10:30. we will have lots of facilities and entertainment here. >> we spoke with the president of merchandise. more than 2 million fans. how challenging hasn't been getting the fans around. >> a great regional government makes it all happen. if you're coming on the green line from downtown, try not to change to l'enfant plaza. today gallery place if you can. >> nothing says post season baseball. its that not spectacular? the bunting is up here at 5:30. if you have a group of tickets make sure you bring the mlbs game one ticket. it will supply game 1. even though it is game 3 of this series, make sure you bring the game one ticket or else he will be in trouble at the gates. >> make sure your tickets as home game 1. >> b
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
government says go to an authorized delter and make sure you get the real deal. less than 250,000 vehicles over the past three years may be affected. advice, if you are not sure you got a real replacement. have a dealership check your new airbag. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> outrageous. one thing, a count fit handbag. >> shooting ow of the steering wheel. ridiculous. check www.safer car.gov. learn which vehicle models among those who may have gotten those counterfeit airbags. >> frightening. coming up, no matter what your age is, likely the cartoon "peanuts" was part of your childhood. now a mu movie coming your way. [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. ♪ oh i need someone to read me stories ♪ ♪ oh ♪ someone to turn the page >>> well, finally this half-hour, the promise of more peanuts. yes, more charlie proun, lucy, peppermint patty and smoopn
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Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
and government reform committee will have hearings wednesday. at least two folks from the state department expected to testify. congress shining a spotlight on exactly how prepared or not prepared we were. >> just getting to the crime scene, turned out to be pretty difficult. took the fbi three weeks to reach the location and gather evidence from there. it's been about a month. i know the white house has promised to bring justice but hasn't spelled anything in particular out. so i think they're waiting for facts to roll in, which are rolling in very slowly at this point. >> slowly. >> look for that to play a role in foreign policy debate. coming up too. >>> also we are hearing from an unrepentant jerry sandusky, a judge is expected to send him to prison for the rest of his life. sandusky released a defiant jailhouse statement to a penn state radio station, declaring his innocence and blaming it on a conspiracy, by lying, accusers, investigators and the media. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster. they can't take away my
ABC
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
materials. >>> and the government is turning up the heat on google. "the new york times" reports that the federal trade commission will recommend that the government sue the search giant. the investigation focuses on whether google manipulates search results to favor its own products. >>> and it's not a great plan. but the king did live there. elvis presley's beverly hills home is on the market. the asking price for the estate with a pool, spa and guest house, a mere $13 million. >>> time, for the weather. over to ginger zee. >> thanks, ron. i want to start with more pictures of the severe weather, out of lubbock, texas. one of my old students. i used to be an adjunct professor. she shared pictures of low-lying clouds. we have the thunderstorm clouds. you can see some of the hail and structure of the storm there. and a lot of people were out chasing. fortunately, about 20 reports in total. 2 tornadoes, 18 hail. and looks like no injuries and no deaths. that's good news. but there's more to come this weekend here on our saturday. this afternoon and evening, they will erupt from dallas, inc
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
government says goes to an authorized dealer and make sure you get the real deal. less than a quarter million vehicles repaired over the past three years may be affected. the advice tonight? if you are not sure you got a real replacement, have a dealership check your new airbag. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> and coming up right here, outrage on board a plane. a man boards a plane, wearing what looks like a bulletproof visit, packing knives, clubs, shackles and body bags? how did he get on board? the answer, next. let's see if we can get one past the defense. hut! go! here it comes! right on the numbers! boom! get it! spin! oh, nice hands! chest bump. ugh! good job, man. nice! okay, halftime. now, this is my favorite play. oh! i'm wide open. oh, fumble. fumble. don't want to fumble any of these. [ male announcer ] share what you love, with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. it's up... and it's good! good?! they're grrreat! by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
over the weekend. many governments unable to take politically unpopular steps. the brightest, though, according to the study is the u.s. economy. >>> well, it is a sign of the times, fewer people are sending greeting cards thanks to the internet. so hallmark is closing a factory that made a third of its cards. it says sales in greeting cards are off by one-sixth. it said the company is adopting new online technology just like its customers. >>> liam neeson action film single was tops at the box office this weekend doing twice twice the business, the take for "taken 2" was 50 million bucks. meanwhile, "hotel transylvania" checked in at $27 million and "pitch perfect at $17 million. >> even if you don't like the message, it needs to get out there about travesties around the globe. >>> when we come back, see a wedding party turn into one ugly mess. the camera was rolling as a drawn brawl turned deadly. >>> also, an important new clue this morning in a desperate search for a girl who disappeared simply trying to make her way to school. i love this time of year. it's like its own new begi
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
pain. her husband is outraged at the lack of government oversight. >> the non contagious form of meningitis has already killed more than a dozen people, including one in maryland. the drug was made by a compound in pharmacy in massachusetts. those facilities are regulated at the state, and not the federal level. >> there is not as much rigor in controlling quality. >> 200 people were notified that they may have received tainted shots, including his wife. >> they have to be more careful. >> more than 50 weills of the steroids have been found to be contaminated with some sort of fun desperate an investigation is under way as to how that contamination could have occurred. >> thank you. d.c. police have identified the victim of yesterday's shooting at gallaudet university. the 21-year-old was shot to death before 4:00 on eighth street. police said not released a motive or description of the suspect. >> time now for a look at today's other top stories. an overnight house fire in baltimore kilduff grandmother and her four grandchildren. -- killed a grandmother and her four grandchildre
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
settlement with the government over the 2010 gulf oil spill. "the wall street journal" says the deal could top $20 billion. some oil is still surfacing. >>> meanwhile, get ready to pay more to heat your home. the government predicts that heating oil customers will pay 20% more this winter compared to last year, largely because colder weather is expected. natural gas bills are expected to rise 15%. propane, 13%. >>> this morning, kellogg is recovering nearly 3 million packages of bite-sized frosted and unfrosted miniwheats because they may be contaminated with metal. logon to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! for more details here. >>> and some tense moments at the annual hot air balloon fiesta in new mexico. the winds pick up. and you see the result. hard landings. people tumbling out of their baskets. some balloons, you can see here, got stuck in power lines. thousands of people nearby lost power. no serious injuries, though, to report. >>> and finally, the highest-paid player in all of baseball, alex rodriguez has been struggling late. down by one run in a big playoff game, the
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> this morning, targeted by terrorists. >> the government changes its story about that breakdown in bengha benghazi. it was terror after all, not angry protesters, killing the u.s. ambassador. and the issue is front and center at a hearing on capitol hill. >>> on the campaign trail. a new, softer side of mitt romney. his family urging the change, as polls show him closing the gap in battleground states. >>> airport arsenal. a boston man detained at l.a.x., after what border agents found in his luggage. body armor, weapons, even body bags. >>> and snoopy on the silver screen. the big announcement. charlie brown and the gang, in a brand-new movie. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin this wednesday, with tough questions ahead on capitol hill today, about last month's attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, as well as three other americans. >> the title of the house committee probe speaks volumes. it's called the hearing on the failure in benghazi. tahman bradley is here with a preview. good m
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 11:35pm EDT
federal hot minute. as we move into the government's new fiscal year, here are just a few noteworthy headlines concerning the business of government. "l.a. times" was one of several publications reporting that the security executive order will be issued soon. federal computer week ran a story questioning if d.h.s. is ready to take the lead on cyber security. and the white house issued a proclamation making october the cyber security awareness month. governmentexecutive.com ran a story asking if republicans are wavering on their approach to the proverbial fiscal cliff. for contractors, washington technology ran several noteworthy articles. talking about rebranding his company accenture. and an articulation of the challenges facing contractors and the perils of the federal buyer focusing on lowest price. and in that other presidential race in washington, teddy, with the help of the philly phanatic, won the fourth inning race at the washington nationals game. go nats. go to wjla.co when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >>> the federal government is suing wells fargo bank in new york for thousand of loan defaults spanning the last decade. the lawsuit claims wells fargo falsely certified that its loans met the requirements necessary for government insurance. the government is hoping to recover hundreds of millions. it says it had to pay out to cover loan defaults. >>> well parts of lake michigan are looking a lot more like the high seas. take a look at the big waves churning out there. fueled yesterday by wind, topping 50 miles an hour. the walters were so rough, a car ferrying canceled service and gusting wind knocked out power to more than 1,000 folks. see, if paula was here, michigan native. she would have lots to say. from michigan. i'm from jersey. so i don't. >> ha-ha. i'm from manhattan. >> exactly. here is a look at your wednesday weather -- rain from fargo to duluth. and marquette, michigan. snow showers to the north. cloudy with a few sprinkles new york to d.c. showers in new england. scattered thunderstorms around miami, west palm beach. showers along the california coast. >>> mostly
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
the bright side, you have a better chance to get where you're going on time. new government numbers show that between january and august, airlines had an 82% on-time arrival rate. that's the best showing in 18 years. and canceled flights dropped to a record low. >> you notice how you get a plane ticket and there's a time on there. the time on the ticket is longer than what the captain tells you to get on the plane. the numbers make you seem like you get there on time. that's what i'm just saying. i'm going to call brian ross. >>> a famous fast food face is getting a makeover. get ready for a new look at wendy's. >> the past 30 years, this has been the face of wendy's. the familiar red pigtails and the little freckled girl. now, there's the update. all part of an overhaul for the brand. the new logo will be serving the name wendy comes from the daughter of the chain's founder, dave thomas. my family has single-handedly supported several wendy's in our lifetime. >>> when we come back, "endeavour" rolls out towards the california science center. >>> and the latest from maine, where a p
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
years experience in government. on the other hand. folks who support obama saw in joe biden an aggressiveness and passion and defense of the administration you did not get from the president. not nearly as vigorous one last week. in that sense a draw. they both did what they had to do. all comes back down to tuesday night. that really is going to be probably the clutch debate. >> tuesday is the second presidential debate. that is going to be held at hofstra university, moderated by a woman, candy crowley of cnn. townhall style including foreign policy. i just was, what struck me is that it is really split. i think they bethoth appealed t their base. from some polls, women were turned off bay interrupting and laughing joe biden. a lot of people calling for more substance explanation from paul ryan. >> on the other side, if women were turned off by the most tense question of the night the one about role with religion and abortion. clearly paul ryan made it clear, he is pro-life. joe gave a nuanced, answer, look, in my personal life, i accept catholic church's teachings on this. i
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
government's choice. >> reporter: though she told me she knows mitt romney is pro-life on this day she brought her family to hear him. you'll listen to mitt romney today. >> yep. >> reporter: like so many families this weekend james and tiffany and their children picking out their pumpkins. people are now saying it all does come down to ohio. do you since the importance? >> i do. definitely. no question about it. >> reporter: as we talked about what they say they need to hear tuesday night in the debate -- >> daddy, give me the pumpkin. >> reporter: it's not the election. it's the pumpkin. what you're choosing for the pumpkin. picking pumpkins is the easy part. they want to see a different president in this second debate. so if you were in the debate prep room this weekend, with the president, what would you tell him he needs to do in this debate. >> i think he needs to be hard hitting on some of his issues and i think he needs to take a more concrete stand. >> reporter: rick and his wife told me they liked what they heard from mitt romney in the first debate. do you think it'll be har
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
changed at the government level. >> as a reminder, the only people who should be worried here are people who had steroid injections for back pain within the last six months. symptoms of meningitis include headache fever, and slurred speech. >> of manassas woman accused of running an unlicensed day care now faces of the action charges. she was arrested last week after police found six children younger than two inside her home. three of them were unsupervised. new charges came after the police learned she had her 16- year-old daughter hide three other children in a neighbor's home during the investigation. >> a body was found in a wooded area where missing teenager bryan glenn's car was found last week. they are saying it is too early to determine the cause of death. he disappeared a week ago tonight. >> police are looking for the owner of two vicious pit bulls. they attacked a boy and his puppy this weekend. the mother of the boy wants the owner found. >> and the nationals are trying to keep it moving against the cardinals. kaine two is underway right now. >> -- kaine two is underway righ
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
there's going to be change at the government level. >> all right, dr. richard besser, we appreciate very important information. george, over to you. >> okay. amy, thanks. >>> now, what could be the latest fallout from skyrocketing gas prices out west. with fuel so valuable, thieves are stealing gas from the pumps. abc's cecilia vega is at the pumps to explain what they're doing. >> george, good morning. take a look at this. all of this gas here at this station in los angeles, well above $5 a gallon which shows you just how valuable the stuff is these days. one pair of thievers here in california stole so much gas they have enough to make more than four-round trips between los angeles and new york city. the brazen thieves hit this shell station near sacramento four times in three days. managing to steal $4,500 worth of gasoline. >> i don't know, if it will cover that money or not. >> reporter: in all, they took off with more than 1100 gallons of precious gas. here's how police say they did it. at 1:30 in the morning. a man in blake pickup pulled up to the station. somehow, he managed
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 2:30am EDT
getting tough on big bird. >> keeping the fight alive over government spending. so was it a mistake targeting america's favorite yellow bird? >> it was not a target. it was pointing to one example. big bird is pretty successful. >> the show relies on less than 0.1% of federal dollars. >> welcome to the middle class, big bird. despite or because of it, big bird has helped the romney campaign raise money. >> i got a million tweets. >> so you are on twitter? >> no, i'm a bird. tweet something how we talk! >> reporter: what is also talking are the sales here at sullivan's toy store here in washington, d.c., they say they have sold more big bird items than they have in the past, proving how profitable one yellow bird can be. >> incredible. besides pbs being this much of the budget and they did a poll that showed 70% of the country showed opposing de funding. poor big bird in the crosshairs of the debate. but we lover him in the overnight. >> we do. what is he doing? looking over your shoulder? >> no. >> we should bring him on the show? >> everybody else has done it. >>> and a well-known
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. railroads plan to spend d $23 billion on their network.ht that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. freight railroads plan to spend $23 billion on their network. that's like launching 4 mars rovers, 10 gps satellites, and 20 space shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. ♪ can't start a fire >>> before we begin, a reminde
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